One of the best views over the city is from the famous Astromonical Clock Tower in the Old Town Square. Prague is known as the 'City of 1000 Spires' and many of them can be seen from here. The dark church with the two spires (which are not symmetrical) is the early Gothic Church of 'Our Lady before Týn' founded in 1385. The large white church with the three green copper spires is the Baroque St Nicholas Church completed in 1735.
A narrow viewing platform runs around the outside of the square tower and was packed with tourists at the time. The panorama was made up with one shot from each corner turret and three from each side.